Ocean sport quota report

The four ocean management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, Oregon opened for recreational salmon fishing on June 22. Catch details for each of the areas and the coastwide ocean totals are described below.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) approved a recreational chinook catch quota of 26,250 fish for 2019, slightly below last year’s total. The PFMC, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast, also adopted a quota of 159,600 coho for this year's recreational ocean fishery – an increase of 117,600 fish over last year’s coho quota of 42,000.

In-season Management Actions

July 3 - Effective 12:01AM Monday, July 8, the bag limit in the Neah Bay area is modified to 2 salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook. 

July 12 - Effective 12:01AM Sunday, July 14, Chinook retention is prohibited in the Neah Bay area. Effective 12:01AM Monday, July 15, the bag limit in the La Push area is modified to 2 salmon, only one of which may be a Chinook.

August 7 - Effective 12:01AM Saturday, August 10, daily bag limit in Westport is modified to 2 salmon.

Coastwide ocean totals

Coho quota: 159,600
Chinook quota: 26,250

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of total coho quota Percent of total chinook quota Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 June 22-23 2,004 186 1,284 186 1,284 0.8% 0.7% 0.09 0.64 0.74
26 Jun 24-30 5,948 1,757 5,172 1,942 6,457 4.0% 7.4% 0.30 0.87 1.17
27 Jul 1-7 7,409 2,962 5,851 4,905 12,308 7.7% 18.7% 0.40 0.79 1.19
28 Jul 8-14 9,849 1,842 11,948 6,746 24,255 15.2% 25.7% 0.19 1.21 1.41
29 Jul 15-21 4,735 304 5,188 7,050 29,452 18.5% 26.9% 0.06 1.10 1.17
30 Jul 22-28 8,741 843 9,212 7,898 38,916 24.4% 30.1% 0.10 1.05 1.18
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 6,575 511 5,775 8,409 44,691 28% 32% 0.08 0.88 0.99
32 Aug 5-11 12,519 697 15,834 9,107 60,530 38% 35% 0.06 1.26 1.36
33 Aug 12-18 8,532 486 8,901 9,602 69,473 43.5% 36.6% 0.06 1.04 1.12

Columbia River area (including Oregon)

A total of 5,853 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery during the week of August 12-18, landing 207 Chinook and 5,814 coho.  Through August 18, a cumulative total of 3,526 Chinook (49% of the area guideline) and 46,943 coho (59% of the area sub-quota) have been landed from the Columbia ocean area.

Coho quota: 79,800
Chinook quota: 7,150

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 June 22-23 746 54 1,032 54 1,032 1% 1% 0.07 1.38 1.46
26 Jun 24-30 2,947 281 4,326 335 5,359 7% 5% 0.10 1.47 1.56
27 Jul 1-7 4,030 1,158 4,546 1,493 9,904 12% 21% 0.29 1.13 1.42
28 Jul 8-14 5,204 569 7,995 2,063 17,899 22% 29% 0.11 1.54 1.65
29 Jul 15-21 1,540 42 2,248 2,105 20,155 25% 29% 0.03 1.46 1.49
30 Jul 22-28 4,548 410 5,823 2,521 26,231 33% 35% 0.09 1.28 1.37
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 3,746 298 3,688 2,818 29,919 37% 39% 0.08 0.98 1.06
32 Aug 5-11 8,903 491 11,163 3,310 41,086 51% 46% 0.06 1.25 1.31
33 Aug 12-18 5,853 207 5,814 3,526 46,943 59% 49% 0.04 0.99 1.03

Westport

A total of 2,163 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery during the week of August 12-18, landing 219 Chinook and 2,572 coho.  Through August 18, a cumulative total of 1,805 Chinook (14% of the area guideline) and 16,240 coho (28% of the area sub-quota) have been landed from the Westport area.

Coho quota: 59,050
Chinook quota: 12,700

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 492 72 23 72 23 0% 1% 0.15 0.05 0.19
26 Jun 24-30 1,112 53 318 125 341 1% 1% 0.05 0.29 0.33
27 Jul 1-7 1,421 129 884 255 1,225 2% 2% 0.09 0.62 0.71
28 Jul 8-14 2,517 369 2,374 623 3,599 6% 5% 0.15 0.94 1.09
29 Jul 15-21 2,378 224 2,015 847 5,614 10% 7% 0.09 0.85 0.96
30 Jul 22-28 3,348 409 2,588 1,257 8,202 14% 10% 0.12 0.77 0.92
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 2,330 172 1,794 1,429 9,996 17% 11% 0.07 0.77 1.03
32 Aug 5-11 2,568 158 3,672 1,586 13,668 23% 12% 0.06 1.43 1.51
33 Aug 12-18 2,163 219 2,572 1,805 16,240 28% 14% 0.10 1.19 1.32

La Push

A total of 224 anglers participated in the salmon fishery during the week of August 12-18, landing 60 Chinook and 253 coho.  Through August 18, a cumulative total of 375 Chinook (34% of the area guideline) and 884 coho (22% of the area sub-quota) have been landed from the La Push area.

Coho quota: 4,050
Chinook quota: 1,100

Late-season Fishery

Coho quota: 100
Chinook guideline: 100

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 62 1 0 1 0 0.0% 0.1% 0.02 0.00 0.02
26 Jun 24-30 65 6 2 7 2 0.0% 0.7% 0.09 0.03 0.12
27 Jul 1-7 117 96 17 103 19 0% 9% 0.82 0.15 0.97
28 Jul 8-14 130 63 76 166 95 2% 15% 0.48 0.58 1.08
29 Jul 15-21 95 37 74 203 169 4% 18% 0.39 0.78 1.19
30 Jul 22-28 207 23 172 226 341 8% 21% 0.11 0.83 1.13
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 158 41 103 267 444 11% 24% 0.26 0.65 1.11
32 Aug 5-11 282 48 187 316 631 16% 29% 0.17 0.66 1.12
33 Aug 12-18 224 60 253 375 884 22% 34% 0.27 1.13 1.53

Neah Bay

A total of 291 anglers participated in the salmon fishery during the week of August 12-18, landing 262 coho.  Through August 18, a cumulative total of 3,895 Chinook (75% of the area guideline) and 5,406 coho (33% of the area sub-quota) have been landed from the Neah Bay area.  Retention of Chinook was prohibited in Marine Area 4 effective Sunday, July 14.

Coho quota: 16,600
Chinook quota: 5,200

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook quota Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 22-23 705 58 229 58 229 1.4% 1.1% 0.08 0.32 0.42
26 Jun 24-30 1,824 1,416 526 1,474 755 4.5% 28.4% 0.78 0.29 1.07
27 Jul 1-7 1,841 1,579 404 3,054 1,159 7% 59% 0.86 0.22 1.08
28 Jul 8-14 1,999 841 1,503 3,895 2,663 16% 75% 0.42 0.75 1.20
29 Jul 15-21 722 0 850 3,895 3,513 21% 75% 0.00 1.18 1.22
30 Jul 22-28 638 0 629 3,895 4,142 25% 75% 0.00 0.99 1.26
31 Jul 29-Aug 4 341 0 190 3,895 4,332 26% 75% 0.00 0.56 0.95
32 Aug 5-11 765 0 812 3,895 5,144 31% 75% 0.00 1.06 1.56
33 Aug 12-18 291 0 262 3,895 5,406 33% 75% 0.00 0.90 1.13

Previous years

To see past years' annual reports from the Pacific Fishery Marine Council, visit the PFMC website. For archival in-season ocean salmon information, visit our webpage.